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Neal H. Bookspan
May 20, 2024
This morning, I was clearing out some old emails and found a link to a video from a number of years ago. The video is titled “Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like”.  I was reminded about what I thought when I first saw it years ago, which is the big picture idea that people judge others based on their own biases and lack of knowledge. It could be bas...
David P. Uffens
May 15, 2024
We often see family law clients who have misconceptions about divorces.  These misconceptions impact their decision-making.  We are going to debunk common myths about divorce in Arizona to provide clarity and empower individuals with accurate information. Myth #1: Arizona's No-Fault Divorce Means Fault Doesn't Matter Reality: A spouse does not need to prove “...
Jonathan Brooks
May 8, 2024
Victory at any cost can sometimes be more damaging than defeat itself. This principle is embodied in the concept of a Pyrrhic victory—where a victory inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. But how can this relate to the Family Court? Well, when you consider the potential loss of time, energy, money, and the toll on familia...
Michelle L. Hogan
May 1, 2024
In a recent decision, the United States Supreme Court held that an employee need only show “some harm” to maintain a Title VII discrimination claim against an employer for a lateral job transfer. Background After nine years as a plainclothes officer in the St. Louis Police Department’s specialized Intelligence Division, Sergeant Jatonya Muldrow was transfer...
Neal H. Bookspan
April 29, 2024
Some of you may be asking, what does he mean? Some of you may be saying, “work/life balance, I’ve got it!” Others are saying “Good luck on that!” I’m focusing on the importance of concentrating on this balance, whether you can achieve it or not. That focus gives you a chance and hopefully allows you to make plans, take a mental health day, or an actual ...
Neal H. Bookspan
April 22, 2024
Celebrating anniversaries and milestones in business is more than just a tradition; it’s a strategic practice that fosters a sense of accomplishment, unity, and motivation within the company. They serve as significant markers of progress, reminding owners and employees alike of their journey together and the goals they’ve achieved. Recognizing milestones acknow...
Jaburg Wilk
April 19, 2024
Phoenix, Arizona (April 18, 2024) - Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk has nineteen attorneys named as either a 2024 Southwest Super Lawyers or 2024 Rising Star. The 2024 listing of Southwest Super Lawyers Includes twelve partners – Neal Bookspan – Real Estate; Mervyn Braude – Family Law; Roger Cohen - Business Litigation; Ian Fischer – Civil Litigation, Defen...
Nathan D. Meyer
April 16, 2024
In State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. v. Frank, 2024 WL 1202982 (Ariz.App. March 21, 2024), the Arizona Court of Appeals confirmed the District Court of Arizona’s recent interpretation of the statute of limitations for UM/UIM claims, ARS § 12-555, and rejected two novel insured arguments.  The TakeawaysAn insurer does not toll a UM/UIM claimant's three...
Neal H. Bookspan
April 15, 2024
Elevating the performance of those around you versus solely focusing on your own results is a critical distinction in personal and professional development. When you prioritize lifting others, you contribute to a collaborative environment where everyone’s strengths are utilized to their fullest potential. This approach fosters teamwork, enhances morale, and ultim...
Neal H. Bookspan
April 8, 2024
“Frequently wrong, but never in doubt” captures the essence of confidence without competence. It characterizes individuals who assert their opinions and judgments with unwavering certainty, even when those assertions are proven to be incorrect. This phrase often conveys a sense of arrogance or hubris, where individuals prioritize their own convictions over fact...